May 22, 2019

LOOK: PH Midterm Election Results Announced

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  • The Commission on Elections (Comelec) of the Philippines has released the final, official results of the 2019 Midterm National Elections that occurred last May 13, 2019.

    Also read: A Guide to the May 2019 Elections in the Philippines

    The National Board of Canvassers proclaimed the 12 elected candidates on May 22, 2019 at PICC/IMAGE from Philstar

    Philippine National Election

    These elected senatorial candidates, as proclaimed on May 22 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), will be joining the winners of the 2016 election to form the 18th Congress of the Philippines. They will take office on June 30, 2019.

    1. Cynthia Aguilar Villar – 25,283,727
    2. Mary Grace Poe-Llamanzares – 22,029,788
    3. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Tesoro Go – 20,657,702
    4. Pilar Juliana “Pia” Schramm Cayetano– 19,789,019
    5. Ronald Marapon “Bato” dela Rosa – 19,004,225
    6. Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Manalang Angara – 18,161,862
    7. Manuel Mercado “Lito” Lapid – 16,965,464
    8. María Imelda Josefa “Imee” Romualdez Marcos – 15,882,628
    9. Francis Ng Tolentino – 15,510,026
    10. Aquilino Martin “Koko” de la Llana Pimentel III – 14,668,665
    11. Ramon Bong Revilla Jr. – 14,624,445
    12. Maria Lourdes Nancy Sombillo Binay-Angeles – 14,504,936

    Metro Manila Local Election

    The National Capital Region (NCR), often called Metro Manila, is the seat of government and is comprised of 16 cities and 1 municipality. From the data of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), NCR is the second most vote-rich region in the country with 11.4% of total registered voters or 7,074,603 votes.

    Winning candidates were proclaimed in their respective cities and municipalities.

    City/Municipality Mayor Vice-Mayor
    Caloocan Oscar Malapitan Luis Macario Asistio
    Las Piñas Imelda Aguilar April Aguilar
    Makati Abby Binay Monique Lagdameo
    Malabon Antolin Oreta III Bernard dela Cruz
    Mandaluyong Carmelita Abalos Antonio Suva
    Manila Francisco Domagoso Maria Sheilah Lacuna-Pangan
    Marikina Marcelino Teodoro Marion Andres
    Muntinlupa Jaime Fresnedi Temy Simundac
    Navotas Tobias Reynals Tiangco Clint Nicolas Geronimo
    Parañaque Edwin Olicarez Jose Enrico Golez
    Pasay Imelda Calixto-Rubiano Noel del Rosario
    Pasig Vico Sotto Iyo Bernardo
    Pateros Ike Ponce Gerald German
    Quezon City Joy Belmonte Gian Sotto
    San Juan Francis Zamora Warren Villa
    Taguig Lino Edgardo Cayetano Ricardo Cruz Jr.
    Valenzuela Rex Gatchalian Lorie Natividad-Borja

    2019 Election Transparency

    The Philippines started using automated elections in 2010 in an attempt to counter election fraud and to speed up the transmission of results. Since then, Comelec has been using the precinct count optical scan or PCOS machines which has been continuously updated to ensure its accuracy.

    The National Board of Canvassers set up their election headquarters at the PICC where the proclamation was also held/IMAGE grabbed from PNA

    The transmission of votes from the polling precincts started as soon as the polls closed on May 13, at 6 p.m. Comelec, as the NBOC, received vote counts from national, provincial, city/municipal, and overseas canvassing centers as the basis of the winning candidates. There are 167 certificates of canvass (COCs) in total.

    Third party groups such as the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV), a church-based election watchdog, and the media are tasked to release a partial and unofficial tally to the public for transparency. They receive data from the Comelec transparency server.

    The PPCRV monitored the election from their command center at Pope Pius XII Catholic Center, Manila/IMAGE from Yahoo News

    On the night of the election day, at 6:15 p.m. the unofficial tallies stopped at 0.38% and resumed almost 7 hours later at 1:19 a.m. Tuesday, May 14 with 90.57% of election returns. To explain the blackout of transparency, Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez said in a live news interview that the computer service that generates the files for media and watchdog groups encountered technical problems.

    It was clarified that Comelec’s central server which is receiving the official COC transmissions encountered no problems and that the glitch happened with the transparency server that transmits unofficial results to the media and watchdogs.

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    Sources: Comelec Facebook PagePhilstar, Rappler, ABS-CBN, Philippine News Agency
    Written by Heloise Diamante

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